Skype for Androids v2.5 offers upgrades such as a double-tap to zoom and switching between portrait and landscape during a call, as well as supporting several new compatible handhelds. CEO Bruce Goldie notes that the total of 41 supported devices now includes:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Motorola Photon, Droid 3, Bionic, Xoom and Atrix
Sony Ericsson Xperia and Xperia neo V
LG Optimus Black, Optimus 3D and Optimus 2x
The upgrade, however, also adds advertising for non-premium users, which can be avoided with a subscription or account credit. Skype v2.5 is free at https://market.android.com/details?id=com.skype.raider according to Goldie Group.
Other advanced features are capabilities to either delete or edit IM entries, improved Bluetooth headset support and a method to organize recent calls by contacts. The free Skype-to-Skype calls for subscribers, with IM and video over 3G and Wi-Fi, have some bug fixes, and callers to landlines and devices at Skype low rates also benefit from similar upgrades.